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Koi Ikeno Ends 1st Part of Bloody Bride Manga, Launches New Tokimeki Tonight Next Year

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Bloody Bride launched in March

The January 2021 issue of Shueisha's Cookie magazine revealed on Thursday that Koi Ikeno's Bloody Bride -Kyūketsuki no Konkatsu- (Bloody Bride: Vampire Marriage Hunting) manga has concluded its first part, and Ikeno will launch a new Tokimeki Tonight manga next year. The announcement did not specify if the new manga will be a one-shot or serialization.

Ikeno launched Bloody Bride -Kyūketsuki no Konkatsu- in Cookie on March 26. The story is about two vampires who wander in search of the "fated bride."

Ikeno launched the Tokimeki Tonight manga in 1982, and it ran until 1994. The Tokimeki Tonight - Hoshi no Yukue final arc ran in Shueisha's shōjo manga magazine Ribon from 1998 to 1999. The Tokimeki Midnight alternate retelling manga premiered in 2002. An eight-chapter manga titled Tokimeki Tonight - Makabe Shun no Jijō, which tells the story from Makabe's point of view, debuted in 2013, followed by the "Tokimeki Tonight - Makabe Shun no Jijō+" one-shot in 2015. Ikeno also drew a one-volume prequel, Tokimeki Tonight: Etō Mōri no Kakeochi, which Shueisha published as a graphic novel in 2015.

More recently, Ikeno drew the "Tokimeki Tonight ~Makabe Shun Fusai no Honeymoon" (Mr. and Mrs. Shun Makabe's Honeymoon) one-shot that debuted in January 2018. She then drew a two-chapter Tokimeki Tonight manga short titled "Tokimeki Tonight ~Makabe-ke no Kikyō" (The Makabe Family's Homecoming) that focuses on the story leading up to the birth of Ranze and Makabe's son Taku. The two chapters ran in Cookie from November to December 2018.

The original Tokimeki Tonight manga received a television anime adaptation in 1982.

Source: Cookie January issue


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